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Nursing Home Defeats Claim Over Alleged Patient Neglect

Feb. 22, 2021, 9:44 PM

A county-owned nursing home in Pennsylvania defeated a bid for a new trial in a case brought by the estate of patient who was allegedly neglected during her stay there, as the jury instructions properly stated the law and were understandable to a jury, the Third Circuit said Monday.

A federal trial court was right to instruct the jury that the claim brought by Carl Robinson, as the executor of Georgia Hope’s estate, was one for “failure-to-train,” rather than one for “inadequate training and/or inadequate supervision,” as Robinson requested, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit said in...

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